Gary said that despite all this, he still loved her. Caitlin was his life and the last thing he wanted to do was jeopardize it. He was willing to do anything to save his family and stay together. Caitlin was confused and wasn’t sure what was the right thing to do at this point.
On one hand, Gary was the father of her children and the love of her life, and this was the first time he was unfaithful to her. But on the other hand, how could she ever trust him? How could they ever get their life back to normal? What was the right thing to do?
Maybe Time Was in Her Favor?
At first, Caitlin wanted to wait a few days and confront Gary when she was calmer. She wanted to think of the right words (as if there were any) before she shared her devastated emotions and broken heart. She couldn't wait and she confronted him that same night.
The tears that poured were unstoppable and the accusation was shot out of her mouth with no mercy. She was so disappointed in him. He was the love of her life and he had thrown everything they had away as if it was worth nothing. She sat right across from him and demanded he give her an explanation for the long office hours and the message he received earlier that day.
He Said She Was Wrong
As expected, Gary denied everything. He said she misunderstood everything, however, Caitlin was not giving him an easy ride, eventually, after trying to get out of this situation, he had to come clean. Gary broke down in tears too and admitted he wasn't being faithful. Her name was Olivia and he met her at some work conference he had.
It had been going on for more than four months. Caitlin couldn't believe what she was hearing. For four months her husband has been keeping some other woman company while she was at home taking care of their two children. Her world crumbled down before her.
It Was Time for a Change
She loved Gary, and she couldn't just put these emotions aside. On the other hand, she couldn't ignore the pain he had caused her. It took her a while, however, she knew deep inside what was the thing she had to do. There was no other option and life was not going to be the way it was.
She wasn't sure which words to use, she didn't know if she should be angry and shout, or be content and calm but one thing she did know. Gary had to leave the house and the sooner the better. She had made up her mind. She asked Gary to pack his clothes and leave.
Things Were About to Take a Different Turn
The hardest part was trying to explain to the children what was going on. With pouring tears and a broken heart, she told them the devastating news. Thankfully, Sarah was there. Sarah was Caitlin's best friend and was supportive of her no matter what decisions she took in life. She was everything.
She was a shoulder to cry on, an ear to listen to her, and most of all she was a reasonable voice in the noisy background that Caitlin needed more than anything. Caitlin knew it was all a matter of time. Soon the pain would turn into resilience and things would not look so bad anymore.